The only thing I can currently imagine is that the swf file is being directed to some folder other than where you are looking for it. Check the front page of the Publish Settings to see if the swf file path is where you expect the file to be created.
I have it directed to my desktop.
When I hit publish a Demo.swf incon apperars then dissapears off the desktop before the file finishies publishing.
I would upload the file to this forum but the file size is too large.
I am able to edit the flash file but I am unable to publish the file in any format much less in swf.
I have the FLA file but it will not allow me to publish it in any format.
I also have the ability to edit anything I like but I am still unable to publish the file.
What should I do?
Any suggestions here? I am having the same problem (minus the part about .exe's):
Double checked my publish settings, the path is correct. I have tried exporting a movie to my Desktop, does not work. Tried copying content to a new file, same problem. When I publish, the dialog shows up and a SWF even shows up for a second in the Finder, but then disappears.
I really need to work with this file. I have submitted a support ticket to Adobe, and am awaiting their reply (not holding my breath). Please HELP!
I would check all imported images in the library. If you cannot see the image in your library preview; there is a good chance that there is an issue and it will need to be reimported.
Your antivirus, enabled and is a bad antivirus
Run the movie locally. CTRL+ENTER (Windows) or CMD+ENTER (Mac). See if it plays inside the flash environment. I feel you're probably getting an error due to Flash being unable to find some code it's looking for. Be sure to read any errors that come up.
Typically you'd want to go to publish settings, click the wrench icon next to ActionScript 3.0 in the drop-down, check any SWC loaded in this panel (that it exists) and also click the Source Path tab and look for any listed code it's trying to load. Flash is notorious for keeping a full path directly to a file so when you hand a project to someone else it can't find the code, and you get errors during export.